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    marmitelover is offline Newbie
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    Default meaning of the sentence

    Hi, what is the meaning of the sentence below?

    'He ascended some wooden steps, one of the steps gave way beneath his feet'

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    Default Re: meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by marmitelover View Post
    Hi, what is the meaning of the sentence below?

    'He ascended (to proceed upwards) some wooden steps, one of the steps gave way (collapsed) beneath his feet'
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    Default Re: meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by marmitelover View Post
    Hi, what is the meaning of the sentence below?

    'He ascended some wooden steps, one of the steps gave way beneath his feet'
    As written, this is a run-on sentence. Either make it two sentences, or say something like "As he ascended some..."

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    Default Re: meaning of the sentence

    Or say 'He ascended some wooden steps, one of which gave way. . . .'

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